The theme to our first Farmhouse Friday of the new year is How To Cozy Up The Home – Farmhouse Style.
Now, there’s lots of ways to cozy up your home – surrounding yourself with family mementos and antiques, putting snuggly soft pillows on the sofa, a comforting plush throw thrown across the arm of a chair.
Even a soft fluffy dog lying at your feet would cozy up the home (my Labradoodle is lying on my feet as we speak).
But scent is also a great way to give your home that cozy farmhouse feel.
And it doesn’t have to be thick and overpowering either. I love a good light scent, like this lemon, rosemary and vanilla scent I’m going to show you how to make.
Sure I could burn a candle or spray some store-bought scent into the air, but with my son’s asthma-like issues and my sensitive nose, I prefer a lighter scent that’s not so in your face. And is all-natural.
Lemon And Rosemary Natural Home Scent
- Pint sized mason jar
- 2 small lemons
- 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cut lemons into thin slices
- Put sliced lemons, rosemary and vanilla into pint sized mason jar
- Fill jar with water and cover with lid
- Jar can be refrigerated for 1-2 weeks
- When ready to use, pour contents of jar into a sauce pan along with an extra cup of water
- Bring water to a boil on the stove and then reduce to a low simmer
Add more water during the day as the water evaporates. Do not leave it unattended. Turn handle of the pot away from the edge of the stove so no one dumps the hot water on themselves. Do not leave the house with it on the stove, because that goes hand in hand with Do not leave it unattended.
Did I leave out anything?
Oh yeah, DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED!
This is my pot on the wood stove. I normally use a cast iron one, but the black cast iron pot didn’t show up as well on the black stove, so it was the cute farmhouse white enamelware pot for the win.
And BTW, I don’t leave it unattended.
And to keep up with my crafting faux pas, like leaving the sewing needle in my Valentine’s Day banner, the cute vintage mason jar that I used for the photos has a big old chip out of the rim! Glad I’m not drinking out of it!
I may need to start wearing my glasses when I’m taking photos.
So pin to your heart’s content.
And before you run out to the kitchen and start slicing up all your lemons, please stop over and see the other Farmhouse Friday crew’s posts on how to make your homes cozy!
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